The great Sydney Poitier turns 85 today. One of the great film actors of all time; perhaps the most groundbreaking. With Jim Crow still viciously alive in the 50’s and 60’s he stood for black power, integrity and equality in art and life. And with this one cinematic slap, nothing was ever the same again. From in the Heat of the Night. Happy Birthday, Mr. Tibbs.
Happy Birthday Sydney Poitier
February 20, 2012 By